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If you’re a nature lover, then get ready to fall head over heels. The NC Smokies offers a selection of outdoor activities as vast as the views you take in. Did you know that North Carolina is home to the largest portion of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park? Haywood County sits at the western edge of the state, with the Blue Ridge Parkway running along its southwestern border. We are proud to be home of the National Park’s most renowned residents—the elk of Cataloochee Valley. In addition to our antlered friends, we have some of the best fishing spots along our Mountain Heritage Trout Waters. So, what are you going to explore first? That choice is up to you!

Smoky Mountain Hiking

From weekend-long excursions and day trips to outdoor adventures that span across an entire week, you’ll find the best Smoky Mountain hiking in Haywood County. With hiking trails near Maggie Valley, Waynesville and Clyde, a great hike in the Smoky Mountains is simply a few short steps away. Plus, our Blue Ridge Parkway hiking trails boast some of the most breathtaking views around. No matter what your skill level or which trail you choose, you’ll have ample opportunity to soak in all the best hiking trails in NC.

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Ferguson’s Trout Pond

11571 Betsy’s Gap Road
Clyde, NC 28721
3647 Little East Fork Road
Canton, NC 28716
Blue Ridge Pkwy
, NC 28708
Soco Road
Maggie Valley,Waynesville, NC
Pretty Hollow Gap Trail Road
Waynesville, NC 28785
Devil’s Courthouse, MP 422.4, Blue Ridge Pkwy
, NC 28708
443 Sorrells Creek Road
Canton, NC 28716
Pink Beds Trail Loop, U.S. 276
Cove Creek Road
Waynesville, NC 28785